SUPERINTENDENT DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK YELLOWSTONE PARK. WYO. Copy from FILE 145 MONTHLY REPORT FOR M A Y, 1919. rHE SUPERINTENDENT DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR NATIONAL PARK SERVICE YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK YELLOWSTONE PARK, WYO. June 10, 1919. The Director, National lark Service, Departnsnt of the Interior, Washington, D. C. I have the honor to sub- it my report of conditions in the park for the month of Uiy, 1919: ■7. The Yellowstone '.latlonal Park was set aside by Act of Congress Uaroh 1, 1872, (r.ocs. 2474 and 2475, R. B,, 17 Jtat., 32) as a nloasuring-ground for the bonofit and enjoy- ment of the people, and placed under the control of the L>ec- rotary of the Intorior, who was authorized to mko such rules and regulations as ho deom3 noce33ary for the core and main- tenance of the park. It is situated principally in northwestern v.yordng, but laps over a little more than two niles into Mont- ana on the north, and about two miles into Montana and Idaho on the west. It 3 linonsions are about 62 miles north and south, and about 54 miles oast and wost, giving an area of about 3,348 square miles, or 2,142,720 acres. Its altitude is 6,000 to 11,000 feet. The park was roverned by civilian superintendents, assisted by a few scouta, from the time it was sot asi.10 un- til August 10, 1336, v.'hcn, under authority contained in the Sundry Civil ,>ct, ap "roved ::arch 3, 1383, at the request of the Secretary of the Intorior, the secretary o ^tailed troops of United Jtates Cavalry to orotoct it, the 001, officer acting as park superintendent ana retorting diroctly to the Secretary of the Intorior. Troops were withdrawn from the park on • ctobor 16, 1916, and wero returned on June 1917. By the sundry civil act of July 1, 1913, Congress provid- ed for a force of civilian rangsrs to protect tho .he troops were permanently withdrawn and the post of Kort Yoilow- stono was for- mod on , . act of Congress which a] propriatod funds for protection of alao placed the appropriations for maintenance and improve- ment under tho Secretary of the Interior, instead of under the Secrotary of ' ar, aa heretofore, and permitted tho combining of all work under this officio . The local office of tho U. B« either Bureau, Depart- ment of Agriculture, iB in charge of Mr. U. .... ; riwton, Observer; temperature and TTOcipitation rooorda aro also nado by the ran- gers at several of the otations, for the Weather Bureau. The United States Department of Juatioo is repre- sented by Br< John 1 . olilrum. United States Oomrissioner, ■who is authorised to try all violators of park rules, ref- lations or lawn. I'r. Mel drum nga'been way on leave, since January 21st. Park headqu-LTtors for all departments and most of the concessioners is located at Kamotn hot Springs. 269 miles of tolephono line connect headquarters with sub-at hydro-oloctric rower plant furnishes the light for buildings and pro undo at headquarters. Y.'ater, electric cu rr ont , and telephone sorvice are furnished other departments of the Govern- ment in the park by the national Park Service, without During May the hydro -el ootrio power plant wan run dai-ly from 4:00 p.m. until noon, and was continued during tho afternoon when any necessity existed for so doine. oo .-• \yi. The moan temperature was 46.6, which was .3 below normal. 'As total precipitation according to the weather reports was 1.29 inches of water, which ia 0.62 inch leas than the normal mount for May. Total snowfall for nonth , 5.6 in- ches. A copy of the Monthly Meteorological Heport is inclosed herewith . bmplot: . Br, (ieoreo I. Goodwin, Sivll ingineer, national Park Sorvice, whoso headquarters are in Tellowatone, loft for Glacier Park and thence to the Pttifla Ooast on May 22nd, and he ia still absent. -. Chas. P. j'unchard, T.andsc ineor, arrived May 26th for otation. The fol lowing- namod regular employees wore carried on the payrolls during; the month of May: 1 Chief Clerk (Acting Superintendent) 1 Pm '3Ci.al ;>isburoing Agent 5 Clerks Clor >5th to 31st, inclusive 1 Assistant Kngiaew Assistant Engineer, May 15th to 31st, inclusive lectrlcians 1 IslagTfltffa nporator, Llay 21st to L'l3t, inclusive 4 Assistant Chief Rangers irst-class Parte dangers 1 First-class Parte P.angor, May 24th to r'lst, inclusive 15 Park ^an nr, May 1st to 17th, inclusive 2 Mneman lumber 2 x'olephone 'witch board Operators 3 'oremen 1 Blacksmith vorseer 1 Foreman, Itay 5th to 31st, inclusive 1 Handyman 1 laborer 1 atchman, May 1st to 24th, inclusivo. In addition to theso, ono assistant electrician waB employed, tanporarily, to assist in opo pending certification of eligibloo for appointment by the Civil service Cornniscion; and several carpeni • , lemen, chauffours, etc., were employed for temporary service to keep up the work of construction and maintenance 1 j*tors. '. e have cooperated with the Labor in finding employment for ilaoharged soldiers, but the fact that less have been sent hero than asKed for indicates that there is plonty of work for those anxious for it, in this part of the country. PtNt-olaw »r 'eter Lffaoa was married to jung lady from Bo soman, Montana, on May 2bth. - - .laslatant Chief Ranger Jane ,o (Aoti: ;er! lirocted tho woik of the rancor force. Ho also made tripo of Inspection and patrols by taotoroyolo to .Joda i'.utte, Tower i-'alls, 3uf .' sor Baoln, Yellowstone, •lyon, and tho Lake. He had c'-arco of the moving of tho autonobllo OS jt Dpringa, and tho remain- der of the tlno lie waa on duty at the Chief nangor'o offloo. Abs i at ant Jhiof Hanger Janea 1 . Brooks waa In charge of tho southern Motion of the park. Ho ; atrollod from Sylvan DB via the oast and aouth boundary to BB or Ion, and thenco to iochlor '.livor : tation. 'iho last ten daya of the month he waa engaged in haul lag supplies and repairing buildings at Bochlor station. uotant >J! iof .'.onror Char las • th woo on duty in the Chief R ffico for tho first ten days of tho month. He made notorcyclo patrole to juffulo .'am and Vowor Falls. «ur- ing the balance of tho month ho worked with the orew tearing down tfcr> Blag now auto camp, repairing buf- falo corral fynco, ami haul inn wood. Assistant Chief Hangor Harry Vrisohman worked at head- quarters during tho ontire month hauling wood for the new auto oamp, tearing down tho old auto oanp. repairing the buffalo cor- ral fonoo, and cl° rternaotor corral. Ho m.ade patrols to Gardiner twico Jurinc tho month. 'ir3t-ol->.o-> . . .combe waa in obargo of the buffalo farm. Ho ror.orto cow hord I condition. 'IT-iore wore 62 calves up to lay 23rd. ^ne 3- year-old bull waa cratod and shipped to the Stake of Wyoming on May ^3rd. Fir3t-ol-.u3s 'ark 'tanger ;'etor T.awson wa3 in oharge of Gallatin district. I'is 'atrols oxtondod south to Grayling Creek and oast to . Mjrtsnan's l.ato. -st-clan. . ound was In char of Gardiner ."tation. iporta 251 r b Itora. He rendered much assistance in unloading HI explosive /irst-class Parte Hangar Bol isdora was in ohariTO of Lake station. He mono throe trills to Jylvan Pass station whore he waa cutting next winter's wood, and from where he trollod to Jones Crook and Crow Cro - nrk Ranger ford - urdy was in oharge of liiverside station. He roports 28 rogi3tored visitoro. Ho made 12 patrols to west boundary lino, 3 to Grayling Cabin, 1 to Gallatin, 1 to Unpor Basin, nnl 1 to Mammoth. Ho built a cabin on llaplo Creek, one mile east of the nark lino, on the north bank of stroarc. Ko also reports that the Taylor fork Cattio Conpany drove 625 head of cattle from Grayling Creok to Gallatin ontranoe on the 21st and 22nd, under special permit. iness was in oharge of Bechler station. He nade two trips to the southwest corner of the park and vioinity, one trip to head of ""(ock Cr«o',; via southwest cor- ner, one trip to south boundary via Wyoming Creok and tone ca- bin, one trip to boundary Greek via Fall River and techier U- ver, and one trip to Ashton, total 103 niloB covered. Ho also cloanod up around station and built a root cei: !k Ranger J. •■ ;Jlino was In ch- ver station. He patrolled fron station to Thumb, Koran, Arizona Cabin, and to the oil ford on - ar. -r . . Bushman was engaged in cutting . and improving and cleaning up florrla Rangor station, tirlng two pits "or toilota noar ctatlon, and ropairing telophone line. He patrolled during the month to Canyon, Lake, or Basin, and headquarters. Park Ranger Urn ' n waa in charge of :'.oda Butte Xlon. Ho patrollod the Cooke roa.l to Tower falls and to the 53-ralle post on the east boundary, : ebblo Oreo* to "l-nilo ■•ost on north boundary, up Lamar Hiver to Cache Creok, Cooke road to -evil* 3 oil, jrbithoater Creok to the Thtmderer r.oun- tain, to ■■Mta Hot 'Springs M .ior, and up Lamar ".iver to 28-mlle post on oast boundary line. Ba was on patrols 217 hours, and covered 464 niloa. I'irat-claas i J ark Ranger Court !• Kjwing patrolled to Crevice station, Tov;er falls station, Soda, Botta station. Specimen Ridge, in the vicinity of oia Julte station; and hauled hay from Yancey's to Tower falls. Ho worked five I at headquarters with cleanin~-ur crew, then getting roady to novo, and moving, to the fountain . tation, where he will be in charge for the tourist season. -r>- Par • Joseph was stationed In the Gal- latin district. Ho patrolled up the "portonan's Lako 7rail ,, as far as he could go on horoo, up . to Grayling Cabin. Re reports tho Boundary -r,il In Rood condition, but the oaman*3 T.ake .'rail lo in bad ahapo. Janos ... •■upuis was in oharpe of Crevice station. :e oovoral patrols to Gardiner, and up Crevice Creole to its nouth; spent three days cutting wood; and rioved from Crovico station to headquartors where he workod until the :*0th with the crew -.he auto camp. Parti Rane«T iliimn . urdue was stationed in the southern district, i-'rom the 1st to the loth he was engaged in cutting wood; the 11th, 12th, and irth in naklnf- a trip to ;:oran for nail and supplies; the 14th to 20th cutting wood; the 2lst to ."Oth building fence and irrigation ditch. a the "1st ho .itartod for iuiran. Parle Ranger James Russell was stationed at Bochler Hivor station. - iled up Bou Maaillal ll *eak ( ?all F.lvor, south ooundary and wost boundary, covering about 7 Puring the last part of tho month ho worked on root houso >oul cutting wood. Park Rnngor Fred J. '.'ownsend nade fourteen patrols from Riverside station I litio. He was cr/-ared in cleaning arjund station on the 2nd, 9th, nth. <a- trolding to Fountain station on tho 4th and 25th, to Gardiner and return on tho 6th and 7th; : ' rig two toilet holes on tho 22nd, oaclc of the Yeilowato: ion; In patrol- ling to Grayling Cabir on tho 11th and 27th, to Gallatin and roturn on the "1st, and to on the 30th. lie worked on Llaple Crook Cabin a . 12th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 23rd, and 31st. .mnor 771111a >-c:.'de patrols to Corwin Uprings, ;JoXa lo Fain, rholps Creek, Can- yon, and several to Gardiner. Be nade and fixed stove pipe and 7'c.tor pipe for different stations, arrar.f^cd a shop for notorcyclos, and repaired motorcycles. :~er door ■ . ustnan patrolled from hoadquar- tors to Beaver Lake Cabin, ..orris. Canyon, and the Lake by i orcyolo. Vhe balance of the tho month ho was on duty at the Chief Bangor's office as clork. -o- tyrnond G. Little began work on Hay ;Mth. Ko helped loadfbuff alo on train, helped to repair fonoe around buffalo corral, to tear down old corral, ready to move to tho Lake station whero he will bo stationed. "anger Cheater 3. Xelloy patrolled from 'Jower Palls Station to Goo do Crook, Ox Bow and Slk Crooks. His resig- nation took effect on tho 17th. .igor K, L. -icLaughlin was stationed in the Gar- •iiner district. itrols extended from station west to Roose Crook and oast to Buffalo Plat3. i'ark Bangs* Lourenoe ^azzanovioh was at Lake "tation. Re made patroln u dirooted by Asst. Chief Hanger Brooks, and nad up around station. Park Rangor Roy I. Frailer ni stationed at Crevice Station. He worked on cutting wood for five days at tho station. He patrolled fron headquarters to buf;"-ilo farm twice during tho month, worked around headquartors for soveral lays, novod to rover Falls station fron whero he patrolled to ?ower Oreok, Yancey's, to liana tl prlnga, up Yellowstone River 11 miles, and up to tho park 11/ , Otter permanent employees were on duty at headquar- ters, maint ifflea and storehouse, shops, tolophonc linoo, power plant, taildio -mr gyateno, etc.; and others were engaged in enginooring sad improvement work: re- buildings at headquarters, construction, etc., under tho direction of Civil engineer Goodwin. Leavos of a'us'-"-ioo: The following leaves of absence were granted during the nonth of ilay, 1919: Clerk Jacob P. Bower, '-'.ay 5th to 11th, inclusive, 6 days. foreman Bort .'.. Stinnett, lay 14th to 26th, inclusive, 11 lays. o intments: Vila followinr appointments bec3ao affective during the nonth: George f. Dustman, i'ark Ranger, ,1200 per annum, ef- fective liay 1st. Ralph L. Shults, Telephone Dwitohboard Operator, $900 per annum, effective May 12th, by change from temporary to permanent. Hies Hellle Roach, telephone Switchboard Operator, $900 per annum, effective Kay 12th, by ohange from temporary to permanent, Robert L. Piltaer, Assistant Enginoer, $1500 per annum, effective Hay 15th. Hathan K. Sandel, Telegraph Operator, §1200 per annum, effective May 21st. Clarence 0. Lauer, Clerk, $1440 par annum, effec- tive May 26th. Raymond G. Little, First-class Park Ranger, $1200 per amum, effective Ilay 24th. Reslraationat Park Ranger Cheater B. Xelley, tem- rorary, resigned, effective at the close of Hay 17th. Leaves without pay; By authority, your office, iated June 4th, leave without pay from May 1st to September 15, 1919, inclusive, was granted to First-class Park Ranger Henry Anderson. Vacancies: The following vacancies existed in our regular force at the close of May, 1919s 1 Chief Ranger 5 Park Rangers 1 Assistant Slectrioian 1 Assistant Buffalo Keeper. Arrangements are being made with the Civil Service Commission to mate permanent appointments to several positions now filled by temporary employees. Purchase of War Savings Stamps; Durl ng May employees of this office ourc based v/ar Savings Stamps to the amount of $16.64. ,\(~ AHIMAIS, DOMESTIC. The Taylor Fork Cattle Company of Grayling, Montana, was permitted to take 625 head of cattle through the park over the County road to Gallatin Valley May 21st and 22nd, and 600 -8- milk oows with col too on Juno 4th to oth. CRUZ IBB. The gracing for wild animals was firet-olass, but the rang* Is now beginning to dry up, due to lack of rain, and lack Of snow In tho mountains. FORKS? FIRK8. Do forast fires occurred during the month. FISH. Fishing was goo d In many streams and was enjoyed by employees, residents of the park and vicinity, and the few tourists who c una In who had the time to fish. Mr. T/, T. Thompson, Superintendent of the U. S. Fish Hatohery at i>oseman, Montana, brought In his party of assistants on May 28th, and took them to the Yellowstone Lake to begin stea- mer operations gathering end eyeing eggs of the blaokenotted trout for distribution. He also sent a small outfit under oharge of one assistant to the small lake near Soda Sutte Station, in the northwest corner of the perk, to collect as many eggs as possible there. Ur. Thompson furnished ."50,000 Eastern brook trout fry from the 3o semen hatchery, which arrived on May 29th, and were planted under our supervision in Glen Crook and Lava Creek. M1IHTEJUHCB AND IUPK07O0JNT. ork accomplished in the way of improvements and construction, under direction of Civil Engineer Ooodwln, during the month of May was approximately as follows: (This data cannot be procured until a few days later, but will be transmitted to be inserted here as ooon as possible.) Daring the month the mechanics were engaged in over- hauling and making repairs to auto truolcs and road machinery. Sons machinery was installed in the new garage and shop, ■■aid the work of wiring for lights and motors in the shop was carried on. The throe mess wagons whioh were being constituted for use in the pwk were finished, and the work started on two auto truck sprinklers. The crew whioh for the past month has boen engaged la gravel surfacing the new road around the Gardiner slide oompleted that work the latter part of the month, and was tr";nsf erred to other work out in the park. Three crews consisting of about 12 man and 5 teams each were organised and started out on road repair and mainten- ance work in the^park. The first crew started from ilanaoth May 22nd and wo red from that point to the Canyon and Lake Junc- tion. The second crew, which left Mammoth Hay 27th, will work from Madison Junction to the oast entrance. The third crow, whioh left i'anraoth on the ;:9th Inst., will work from Sorris to the west entrance. General office and engineering worfc was carried on, also the inspection and oversight of the contract work being done on the road in the Gardiner Canyon. The contractors. Gibbons and Reed Company, carried on work under their contract approved November 4, 1918, for the construction of a road through the Gardner Canyon. About 12 teams and 30 men were engaged on this work until May 16th, at which time tho job was oompleted. The quantities allotted in the estimates for the month, *hioh are the final ones, consisted of 1,724 ou. yds. olass 1 excavation, 1,166 cu. yds. class 2 excavation, 2,249 ou. yds. class 3 excavation, 13.26 cu. yds. reinforced concrete in culverts, 13.31 ou. yds. reinforced concrete and revetment walls, and 170 lineal feet of 24-inoh oulvert pipe installed. The office engineering work for the month consisted principally of work Incidental to the oarrying on of the Gibbons and Heed contract. An estimate of the steol required in the proposed under-pass concrete bridge near :ylvan Pass was also gotten out. The field at the northern entrance was plowed up, har- rowed, and is being sowed to oats and grass seed, for raising hay. Two teams and drivers are also being employed at the Buf- falo Farm, where about 100 acres of land is being harrowed and seeded to oats to be used for hay for the buffalo. -9a- Much work in the way of policing and improvements was done by the ranger force during the month. This work con- sisted in building a snowahoe cabin on Maple Creek, by Rangers . J urdy and Townsend of Riverside District, general policing up at the stations throughout the park, and at headquarters the ran- gers repaired the fence around the large pasture that confines the tame show herd of buffalo, and started and made good progress on the work of repairing the old quartermaster stables and sheds for use as a public automobile oaap. Improvements bff conoesol oners; The Tel lowo tone Park Hotel Company had a few employees in the park making early pre- parations for the tourist season. The Yellowstone Park Transportation Company had a num- ber of mechanics at work throughout the month, overhauling its motor cars and hauling in coal and other supplies for the Hotel Company. The Yellowstone Park Camping Company employed several carpenters, laborers, etc., and began extensive alterations and improvements at Mammoth Camp, under the general direction of Mr. Punohard. Heavier timbers were placed through the center of the main building to strengthen it, and this incidentally improved its appearanoe. A large cesspool was built to take care of the sewage from the camp. The fence designed by Mr. Punohard was placed so as to shield the service yard from the beautiful view from the back porch, the driveway east of the main building was discontinued, and the norte coohere removed. The lawn was plowed up and cultivated, preparatory to seeding to grass, and the driveway to the west ontranoe of the caap was laid out, graded, and graveled; and a gravel walk was constructed between the driveway and the rows of tents. This work is still in progress. Uesdames A. K. Pryor and Sllaabeth Trisohman returned to the par'n^rom their winter stay in Los Angeles, on May 4th, and have been engaged in making slight repairs and improvements to their premises in preparation for the summer trade. Sir. C. A. Hamilton began improvements to his store building at the Upper Basin. M0HI2S TRAKSmiTED. The usual report of monies collected, due, trans- mitted, etc., together with money orders and check, totaling £73.40, as called for in the reports on Forms 10-59 and 10-60, is inclosed. Please acknowledge receipt. -10- NATURAL PHHHOIOTA. Ho special changes were noted in the natural phen- omena. The format ion8 at Mammoth and Horrio basins scam to be a little leas active than usual, which 1b probably due to the snail amount of surface wator present thia spring. aUVSL 00NDI7I0HD. The ro3de to Upper Benin, west entrance, and Soda Butte, wore op<m for motor vehicles at the end of April, as pre- viously reported. Ranger wisdom from Lake Station went to the •astern entrance on Uay 16th, and reported most of the anow gone at that tine, except for doop drifts through the pass. To this date four or five oars hare come through, out they had difficulty in the pass, and had to pull their oars over about three hundred feet of doop snow-drifts by hand, on lops cut and laid on top of the snow for the purpose. The first tv.'o of these oars came over on June 3rd. A liffrt true* wont to the Canyon without any trouble on May 19th, and 1 visited the Canyon on Uay 21ot with ■r< Goodwin, and we found tho road dry practically all of the distance to Canyon and did not have to use chains. Several crews are in tho field, smoothing up tho roads, T7Mcb will be open and in fair condition by June 20th, the of- fioial opening date for the season. Che ice went out of Tollowotone *,ako on Uay 23rd. nsxtouu A total of 279 people registered at the park entrances during the month, of which 251 came in at Gardiner and 2G at Yellowstone, as ahown by inclose* copy of the Chief Ranger's report of travel. Sixty-five automobiles entered, mostly local peoplo an bu3inese or going fishing. Mo charge was made for entrance tiokota, until June 1st. Special Visitors: Mr. W. T. Judkins, Game Warden of the State of Wyoming, visited the park on Uay 20th to 23rd, and took away with him by express, crated, a 3-yoar-old buffalo bull from the tame hard, which had boon donated to the 3tate by the Service. Mr. Ai Love and Mr* T'agaer, a friend of his, oalled on Kay 29th. Ur. J. W. Parrell, Peleral Kxplosive Inspector for the -11- State of Montana, called on May 29th and 30th, with Mr. Joseph bwindlehurst and Mr. Chaster Oha*. of Mvlngston, Montana, and mode an overnifiht trip to Upper Basin for oighteoeing and flah- Mr. H. P. Skinner- - ■ arrived Hay 29th for speolal worfc for the U. S. Blolorlcal Purvey. the only oomplaint recorded during tho month woe one by Mr. Thos. 3orrrwrrill9, Secretary of the Chamber of Comeroe at Oardlner, Kontani, r.vlfl llreotly to you, -vote ■ ting against the storage of THT explosives in our powder houses about three- quarters of a mile from Gardiner. This complaint was the cause of the visit of Mr. ?arroll, mentioned above. Hie report is probably on file with the "ervloe. VILE ATIUAL8. Many wild animals were snen durin? the month of May, and all wore reported to be in fine condition. Forage for elk, deer, antelope, etc., was !tt« ^it, x few elk are still seen occasionally outside of the park on tho north , but r.oat of then have returned to the park. poert A few iMT still remain about the prounds at headqusrtere, and ono or two fasmo have been 3eon. Buffalo . tamo herd: The tase herd was maintained in the open, at the buffalo farm. Propagations have been made to repair the fences around the fields, as mat of the roets have become rotten and break town frequently, and the wires become broken and bent. There are now 62 calves in this herd, and there are wore to come. A fine ?-year-old bull wis shipped to the State of Wyoming on May 24, 1919, under the direction of the State Osme Pardon, Mr. f. T. Judicins, who came here for the purpoee. This shipment was made under authority of your letter of August 30, 1918. Mr. Julklns reported the arrival In ex- cellent oondition. Antelope; *• -uit elope have practically all gone baok to the mountains. Wolves and coyotes; These animals were not much in evidence during May, and ono were reported killed. -12- PB0SMC7I01J ASD OAuE OP GAMS. Ail wild animals wero thoroughly protected by exten- sive patrols throng out tho month, and thero wore :io evidences found of any Torching. aaasn OB) nauffltow op ots law. Ho arrests woro mado, and no violation of law was reported daring the month. 3Ajn*Attfl» • Oonsiderablo axtrs policing of grounds in the vicinity of buildings at headquarters was ton© during the month. The ease of scarlet fever in the family of Resistant Kleotrloisn Sweney recovered, and the premises wero thoroughly disinfected and the family released from quarantine. m* Preparations wero carried on as rapidly as possible during the month towards select ion of temporary rangers for sum- taer patrols, and arranging for proper ur.iforrat! for them, and for reorganization of the foroe on a summer basis. Moving picture shows were hold at headquarters weekly for the general nnun orient of park employees. VROl OR J0H£. Continued mint :n.->.nce and improvement work under the direction of Civil Bngltieer Ooodwin. C-enorad police of rrovrads throughout the park, espec- ially In tho vicinity of the points of interest whero caapers congregate. Maintenance ana repair of buildings, grounds, water and sewer systems, power plant, and telephone lines. Special care of wild animals, keeping up patrols for fires, poachers, etc., repairs to ranger stations, auto cheeking, motorcycle natrolc nn& regular sutaaer *>ork by the ranger foroe. Completion of seeding of the fields at the northern entrance and at the buffalo farm, and watering the fields to insure a crop of hay. -13- Mat Titration of tervrxirnry rnwors m& roaGaircaont of permanent ran,:ers to sinner etatl-no, and Instructing VOffWa le Burrr»r autiea. Tory reapaotfully, Ofe««t«r a. vininlej, Ofi,t AotluR Super! nt undent. Ir.ol. a. -IV June 20, 1919. The Dlreotor, National Park Service, Department of the Interior, Washington, D. C. Sir: Reference Is made to note on the bottom of page 20 of the monthly report for May. There la InoloBed herewith sheet outlining the work done during May on construction and improvements, under the direction of Mr. Goodwin. Very respectfully, Chester A. lindaley, AC Acting Superintendent. 1 Incl. in duplicate.